ICC begins Sri Lanka investigation after Pramodya Wickramasinghe allegations
A corruption investigation has been started into the Sri Lanka team after allegations were made by an ex-player.
Pramodya Wickramasinghe, 46, accused the national side of "unnatural match patterns" and player selections.
"There is currently an ICC (anti-corruption unit) investigation under way in Sri Lanka," the International Cricket Council said.
A Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) statement said current players refuted Wickramasinghe's claims as "baseless".
The statement added the players regarded the comments as "disparaging and hurtful".
The ICC's statement came a day after SLC said 40 contracted Sri Lanka players, including captains Dinesh Chandimal and Upul Tharanga, signed a petition to SLC calling for an immediate inquiry into Wickramasinghe's "shocking" allegations.
A pace bowler and former national selector who was part of the Sri Lanka's 1996 World Cup-winning team, Wickramasinghe made the comments in a television interview, blaming the current management for the team's poor performance.